Two Netflix-originals to watch now
With the growing popularity of Netflix has come many Netflix-original series that can only be found through the streaming television application. Netflix-originals like Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things have had their fair-share of views, each receiving a high rating of 95% from Rotten Tomatoes, an American review website for film and television. However, there are many Netflix-originals that are new or have simply gone unnoticed by Netflix subscribers that are definitely still worthy of being watched.
If you enjoy shows like Empire or Power, then you will love:
The Get Down– A series created from a collaboration of talents from Oscar-winning Catherine Martin, Pulitzer prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, and hip-hop historian Nelson George, to the MC Nas and Grandmaster Flash, The Get Down is set in Bronx, New York during the late 1970s. With actors like Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, and Jaden Smith, the two-part series follows a group of young adults as they attempt to conquer adversity to become legendary in the music world. As the main characters discover new beats, raps, and compilations of music genres, the viewer will not only find themselves connecting with each character, but they will also get the catchy rhythms and lyrics stuck in their heads. The Get Down has been called “Netflix’s coolest series yet”, and I would have to agree. The obvious talent of both the actors and characters and the important historical context that The Get Down displays is refreshing and is what makes The Get Down a must-see Netflix-original.
If you like documentaries, crime shows and series like The Cold Case Files and How to Get Away with Murder, then you will love:
Making a Murderer- This Netflix-original documentary follows the life of Steven Avery of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Avery spent nearly two decades in prison for a crime that he did not commit, and after suing the county for repercussion purposes, he was accused of another crime. This ten-episode series features prison cell-phone calls, personal testimonies, and courtroom details that ultimately lead to the questioning of whether Steven Avery had actually committed a crime this time or if he was being wrongly accused again. Making a Murderer is a must-watch because the unbelievable but real-life drama of the court system and possible corruption of Manitowoc County is exposed.
Both series will not only have you hooked but will also make you reflect on the lives you live.